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Position Title:                          Manager: Stakeholder Engagement

Reporting to:                            Executive Director

Type of Contract:                    Full Time Position (One Year Contract)

Location:                                   Johannesburg


To manage activities of the Network on: membership & stakeholder engagement; resource mobilization; communications; events & database management.


The UN Global Compact is the world’s largest corporate sustainability platform, with a mission to mobilise a global movement of sustainable businesses and stakeholders to create the world we want. The Global Compact Network South Africa is an independent Network of the UN Global Compact; working with companies in South Africa to advance the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact and UN Sustainable Development Goals. The Ten Principles are in the areas of Human Rights, Labour, Environmental Protection and Anti-Corruption.

Key Responsibilities:             

Membership Engagement: Driving membership growth and on-going support to members with submissions of annual Communication on Progress (CoP) and understanding member needs through periodic assessments.

Resource Mobilisation: Identify resource needs and develop & implement a sound fund-raising strategy. Aim is to strengthen current income streams and generate new ones.

Communications & Media: Design and deliver impact communication strategy, using the range of traditional media, digital media, direct engagements, periodic newsletter & website.

Events Management: As part of stakeholder engagement, manage full cycle of events including content, logistics & reports.

Database Management: Develop and manage a segmented and consolidated database of stakeholders for targeted communication and campaigns.

Qualifications & Competencies:

A Masters Degree in Public Relations/Communications, Management Studies, Social Sciences, Sustainability or related disciplines.

  • Proven competence in stakeholder engagement and resource mobilisation in a reputable organisation
  • Excellent relationship building skills with stakeholders
  • Ability to multi-task and work under pressure
  • Good written and oral communication & presentation skills (Graphic design skills will be an advantage).
  • Proven experience in business communication.
  • High levels of professionalism.


At least 5 years of work experience preferably in Organised Business/ Corporate Sector. Interest in Sustainable Development and content knowledge in any one of the UN Global Compact Principles Areas will be an added advantage.


Remuneration: Competitive and Market-Related

DEADLINE for Applications: Monday 20 May 2019.

UN Global Compact’s Mission is to mobilise a global movement of sustainable companies and stakeholders to create the world we want.

UN Global Compact Values: Integrity; Respect for Diversity; Professionalism.

Contact: Dr Achieng Ojwang, Executive Director


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